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|Publisher||OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL-NEW DELHI|
|Number of Pages||312 Pages|
|Author||Saiam Z U|
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Oct 11, 2012
Housefull: the Golden Age of HIndi CinemaThe title is very appropriate for this book as the book covers a lot of films which form the golden chapter of our cinema. It talks of films like Mughal e Azam, Do Bigah Zamin, Devdas and Nagin etc. They were all milestone films. The author has done full justice to the title and provided good informations and intersting side stories. The writing style is easy and the presentation of the book very eye catching. Mr Mahesh Bhatt's introduction also reads very well. But I wish there was a chapter on a film like Junglee in it. And also on Meena Kumari's Pakizah and Guru Dutt's Aar Paar. But is a go… (Expand)
Jun 1, 2013
A melting pot of different opinionsMr Abdul Razzak has probably not read the book. otherwise, he would not have said that except Ziya other writers are mediocre or that Ziya has done very little writing. People like Mahesh Bhatt and Gulzar have written some piece. Ziya also has done around 30 pieces. How is that for contribution? Housefull is a good melting pot of different opinions and thoughts. Good cover, good photos and good reviews.
May 31, 2013
HousefullIt is a beautifully written book and completely different from the gossipy trash that is often called film writing in India. The book has a sober tone and the films chosen are among the best of Hindi cinema. Though some of the reviews in the book are better than others but overall, there is a certain quality and honesty in each criticism/appreciation. Though Zia Us Salam has not done all the chapters, still as somebody who has read him for many years, his style is apparent in all chapters. Particularly, the introductiion is beautiful.
Mohammed Abdul Razzak
Apr 20, 2013
Taking readers for a rideI bought the book assuming that Ziya Us Salam might have written most of the stuff but badly disappointed. He edited the book and compiled the stuff from different and medicore writers. He and Bhavna Somaiya are good film critics from The Hindu.